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New York Campus Compact Weekly

March 15, 2013

In This Issue:
124AmeriCorps Week- Spotlight on NYCC EAP EAP Success Stories Civic Engagement and Sustainability Summit ERCC Save the Date Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award Ernest A. Lynton Award Peace First Prize


AmeriCorps WeekNYCC Spotlight on EAP

The Education Award Program (EAP) is a part-time AmeriCorps program that offers scholarships to college students who serve a minimum 300 hours in their community. NYCC EAP responds to local needs around New York State by placing college students as AmeriCorps members in campus-community partnerships. Service activities are determined based on local needs and resources and emerging campus/community partnerships. Services primarily target economically disadvantaged populations within campuses surrounding communities.
From Oct 2011 to Feb 2013, 245 minimum-time AmeriCorps members from 16 institutions of higher education have facilitated economic development; provided education and health services; and built the capacity of non-profit organizations. Members have recorded 51,000 hours of service valued at $1.4 million (Independent Sector 2010 NY volunteer value = $27.32/hour) With half of members terms complete in February 2013, over $100,000 in AmeriCorps scholarships have been awarded.



Graduate Student Engaged Research Conference National Study of Learning , Voting and Engagement International Journal of Education for Social Justice STEM Diversity Summit Engaged Campus Webinar




10- Sustainability/Community Engagement Roundtable 11- PKAL Leadership Institute 11- Call for Spotlights/Articles 12- PACC Assessment Workshop 13- NYMAPS Symposium 14- Faculty Institute 14- Diving In: Institute for New Civic and Community Engagement 14- 6th Annual Global Service-Learning Institute

Campuses hosting NYCC EAP: Binghamton University Buffalo State College Cayuga Community College Cornell University Corning Community College Hobart & William Smith Colleges Nazareth College New York University Niagara University Onondaga Community College Rochester Institute of Technology St. Lawrence University SUNY College at Old Westbury SUNY Purchase Syracuse University University of Rochester

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Spotlight on EAP Continued

EAP Success Stories:

Bakar Ali, double major in Urban and Community Studies and International Studies at Rochester Institute of technology was named recipient of the Bruce R. James 64 Distinguished Service Award for his service in the RIT and Rochester community. Ali is a member of AmeriCorps and works as at the Center for Youth of Rochester, helping at-risk young people dealing with homelessness and other social problems, and at St. Marys Place, which helps children of refugees. Ali enjoys helping the children learn English. I truly enjoy working with others and in the service of the community, he says. My own experience demands it, having dealt with many of the obstacles that the communities I serve are confronting. My past experience has shaped me, sharpened my sympathy for those who need help and taught me the importance of being compassionate and to care about our community. Jane Amstey, coordinator for RIT University/Community Partnerships, supervises Alis work with AmeriCorps and called him a remarkable, motivated person. He has overcome many challenges and obstacles in his life. He is a role model for other students on campus. He is eager to be involved, take action and is always on the run. He is enthusiastic and has a warm, engaging manner. His positive attitude and strong work ethic are exemplary. Ali will receive $1,000 with his award to be donated to the charities of his choice. Ali is senator in RIT Student Government, representing 588 NTID-supported students taking classes in other colleges of RIT. He helped launch a mentoring program for first-year students and Make A Friend, which encourages integration and socialization between deaf and hearing students. The Bruce R. James 64 Distinguished Public Service Award commemorates the public service of Bruce James, chairman emeritus of the RIT Board of Trustees recognizes an RIT student for exemplary public service in the community with hopes other students will engage in public service Jessie Alberici, sophomore at Cayuga Community College I serve at Champions For Life, a non-profit recreational center that offers many programming opportunities for people in our community. One of the programs at Champions For life is called the DDSO, which stands for Developmental Disabilities Services Office. I am part of the staff at Champs that is in charge of mentoring our students who have disabilities. I work every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I independently work with 12 kids, one or two at a time, for each hour. The kids age range from 4 years old- 16 years old. The kids get to pick whatever they would enjoy doing for that one hour each week for 12 months. They have their choice of either playing in the gymnastic arena where there are bars, balance beams, a tumble track, a floor trampoline, or ropes for swinging or climbing. They are also able to use the sports arena where they can kick a soccer ball around, play catch, run around, play a game of kickball or dodge ball. On a less busy day, we take some kids in the open tennis courts to hit the ball around or use the basketball court which is located in the tennis area. This one little boy I work with Adam, hes 5 years old and enjoys playing tennis. Ive been practicing with him, and Adam has took such a liking to tennis that he is going to start lessons with our tennis pro Dan. Some of our older students choose to use the fitness center for strength and cardiovascular training. On warmer days, we take the kids outdoors and use the basketball hoop that is located out behind the building. We usually let the kids pick the activities they want to do. Parents also make suggestions if they would like their child to become more activate. Our goal is to make sure that the kids are happy and are keeping busy the hour that they are under our care. I have a cousin who has a disability and I have a great deal of empathy and compassion for the students we serve. I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to help make their day a little brighter as they can come to a safe environment and enjoy some physical fitness and recreation at Champions For Life. There is never a dull moment as there are plenty of activities to take part in. This job is truly rewarding and I get a great deal of satisfaction seeing their smiling faces as they partake in the activities offered at Champions For Life.

EAP Success Stories Continued

Darion Blalock, student at University of Rochester, worked in capacity-building for neighborhood economic development. He worked with business associations to keep business permits active, advertise the region, and offer beautification grants. He also participated in neighborhood assessment projects for the city. Darion had his first group facilitation experience when he facilitated a discussion among Beechwood neighborhood residents to learn about the most stressing issues in that neighborhood and their ideas for solutions. This project had learning outcomes for the AmeriCorps member and area residents, who were spurred to improve their own neighborhood. Francesca Considine, AmeriCorps member at Cayuga Community College, served her term as a peer mentor. Cayuga Community College is academically, financially, and geographically accessible to a diverse student population. About 25% of incoming freshman are in need of remedial assistance for both math and English. Peer mentors help their fellow students attain passing grades and stay in college. Francesca mentored 10 fellow students for 6 months or more. In her exit report, Francesa wrote about one student who had an F in math before working with me. She worked so hard and did everything I told her to. She went from an F to a B+. Im very proud of her!

John Koegel, student at Rochester Institute of Technology, worked in capacity-building for a community health project. He applied his photography and design skills from coursework to create marketing materials. John also helped youth learn about healthier living through direct interaction with the community. He describes his service as, teaching community residents and working together to brand and create a community identity through informational pieces, banners. As part of RITs Learning Communities program, John used an asset-based community development approach in a stressed neighborhood to become a part of the community he served. As a result, he was looked upon by community members as a partner and mentor. He reports that by completing their self-defined projects, the community gained a stronger sense of community pride, health and safety.

Michelle Dickerson, AmeriCorps member at Nazareth College, provided students at the Rochester Academy Charter School with social, emotional, and academic support through her campus-community placement. The main focus of RACS is to instill intrinsic motivation in students, with an instructional focus on science and math. Michelle, a Social Work graduate student at Nazareth, served the whole school with an anti-bullying campaign and mentored 4 at-risk youth. 3 mentor-youth matches lasted more than 6 months, and 2 youth showed improved academic performance/test scores. When asked about her successes, Michelle wrote, My main success would be all of the students I was able to help a student pass a class, get organized.

Katherine White, student at Cornell University, served as a student teacher/assistant in public school classrooms. She describes her favorite success story: I was fortunate to witness a complete turn-around in one of my high school students. When I first began student teaching in her class, she was failing, disengaged, and rude to me and others. After showing genuine interest in this student by asking her about her interests, for example, and also by holding her to a reasonable, but high, standard, she was not only passing her class by the time I left, but she was genuinely one of the most engaged and hard-working students. It was uplifting to see that as a teacher, I was able to help someone reach her full potential.

Graham Rogers, AmeriCorps member at Syracuse University, trained a group of 23 Syracuse students to serve as Literacy Corps members for a partnership with Syracuse City School District grades K-8. Graham also supported 20 high school students directly during a one-week, intensive make-up session in math to keep them on track to graduate, and helped 20 juniors prepare for summer college interviews (10 were accepted). Tracking mentored at-risk youth outcomes through teacher evaluations, he found that over half of mentored students showed improved academic performance through pre and post test scores.

My approach to a completing a year of service was to look for a civic engagement opportunity that would allow me to use my creativity. Currently, I am a nontraditional adult graduate student who attends Niagara University in Niagara Falls, New York. Having participated in charitable knitting projects in the past, my first choice was to see what organizations in my community hosted such events. My search led me to the Eden Library Yarn Club in New York. The Yarn Club was established by a group of local knitters with the purpose of donating handmade knitted and crocheted items to local charities in the community. Given that knitting seems to forge a common bond among complete strangers, I contacted them to see if I could participate. Using my knitting skills, I have completed my year of service by donating fifty eight hand knit hats to this organization. My hope is that other people will be inspired by my story and become civically engaged to make a difference in their community. - Gloria M. Kordasiewicz, Niagara University

2013 Civic Engagement and Sustainability Summit Alfred State College June 6, 2013
Call for poster presentations
Higher education sustainability and civic engagement initiatives are increasingly working together for mutual benefit. To support this emerging trend and begin to identify models and best practices for such partnerships, New York Campus Compact and the New York State Sustainability Education Working Group are soliciting poster presentations highlighting successful collaboration between campus sustainability and civic engagement initiatives. Selected posters will be incorporated into a day-long summit on June 6 at Alfred State College in Alfred, NY and may be featured as a case study in a forthcoming publication. The summit is a pre-conference event in conjunction with Alfred States Innovations in Technical Education to Advance Sustainability: Student Leadership conference. Join us at to tell your story, learn about such collaborative initiatives at other higher education institutions, and network with colleagues. Guidelines for Poster Presentations Posters should include a balance of pictures and graphics with minimal but substantive text. Posters should highlight an innovative practice. Posters should complement an oral presentation of 5 10 minutes in length.

Poster presentations might include:

Innovative collaborative campus events that have integrated sustainability projects with civic engagement principles Innovative course structures that leverage service-learning pedagogy to engage in sustainability projects onand/or off-campus. Community service initiatives that focus on improving environmental practices and also incorporate elements of service-learning, such as critical reflection and mutually beneficial service

To submit your poster for consideration, please go to

Submissions are due by April 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm.

What is the innovative practice your poster presentation will highlight? How does it create collaboration between your sustainability and civic engagement initiatives?

Eastern Region Campus Compact Conference

October 23-25 2013 Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Philadelphia, PA
Moving Us Forward: Aligning Civic and Community Engagement with Mission and Institutional Effectiveness
The mission of this conference is to bring higher education stakeholders together as we seek to align civic and community engagement with campus mission and institutional effectiveness. 1. Support institutions to stay out in front of emerging trends in higher ed, with emphasis on the Carnegie classification for community engagement 2. Work with leaders to advance structural and cultural strategies for rewarding engaged scholarship in promotion and tenure 3. Explore the challenges associated with assessing campus-wide engagement and articulate strategies for shared success More to follow soon. Please mark your calendars!


Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognizes one senior faculty member (post-tenure or middle-tolate career at institutions without tenure) each year. Honorees (who must be affiliated with a Campus Compact member institution) are recognized for exemplary engaged scholarship, including leadership in advancing students civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and civic engagement, and other means of enhancing higher educations contributions to the public good. The award previously known as the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for ServiceLearning is named in honor of Thomas Ehrlich, former chair of the Campus Compact board of directors and president emeritus of Indiana University. The award winner is granted $2,000 and the opportunity to conduct a session at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Annual Conference. Four finalists are also featured in a panel presentation at the conference. Please visit the Awards Programs to read more about the 2013 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award and the recommendation process.

Deadline: March 29, 2013

2013 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty
Sponsored by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE)
The annual Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty recognizes a faculty member who is pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses or early career (i.e., within the first six years) at campuses with long-term contracts and who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement. Community engagement describes the collaboration between faculty and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching The Lynton Award emphasizes community-based scholarly work across faculty roles. The scholarship of engagement (also known as outreach scholarship, public scholarship, scholarship for the common good, community-based scholarship, and community-engaged scholarship) represents an integrated view of faculty roles in which teaching, research/creative activity, and service overlap and are mutually reinforcing, is characterized by scholarly work tied to a faculty member's expertise, is of benefit to the external community, is visible and shared with community stakeholders, and reflects the mission of the institution. In addition, NERCHE conceptualizes scholarly engagement in terms of social justice in a diverse democracy. The recipient of the award will have several opportunities to disseminate his or her community-based work, including presenting at the CUMU conference, presenting at NERCHEs annual Lynton Colloquium, publishing in the Metropolitan Universities Journal, and participating in one or more of NERCHE's webinars focused on communitybased scholarly work. Nominators will submit nominations via an online application. To submit an application, please see the Application Instructions. Application Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2013, at 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) To learn more about the Lynton Award, click here.

Peace First
Campus Compact is excited to announce a new partnership with Peace First (formerly Peace Games) for the inaugural Peace First Prize initiative that will help highlight positive work being done by America's youth. The Peace First Prize will showcase young people who have confronted injustice, crossed lines of difference, and had the courage and compassion to create lasting change. It is our chance to celebrate the powerful contributions of peacemakers. The Prize will recognize young people between the ages of 8-22 for their compassion, courage and ability to create collaborative change. Nominations can be made online and the application deadline is April 12, 2013. Five prize winners will each receive a Peace First Fellowship: $50,000 over two years to further their education and peacemaking work. They will also receive training, mentoring and professional development. The prize has secured many celebrity ambassadors, including cast members of Modern Family and Parks and Recreation, to promote the award through PSAs. Maureen Curley and our Board Chair, Chancellor Jim Dworkin of Purdue University North Central, will serve on the Prize Screening Committee. Campus Compact is the only higher education partner for the Peace First Prize. To find more about the Peace First Prize, visit the website at:

Graduate Student Engaged Research Conference May 21st and 22nd, 2013
Research Presentation + Workshop Request for Proposals
In an effort to kick off a long-term collaboration between engaged graduates and mentors across the Northeast and Upstate New York regions, Engaged Learning and Research (EL +R) at Cornell and the Cornell Participatory Action Research Network (cPARN) are pleased to announce their plans to co-host an inaugural Graduate Student Engaged Research Conference in Ithaca, New York, Tuesday and st nd Wednesday, May 21 and 22 , 2013 Graduate students (both masters and doctoral-level) from all academic disciplines who integrate some form of engaged research into their work are strongly encouraged to submit proposals by April 15 for research presentations and paper workshops. Potential scholarship includes, but is not limited to: translational science projects, community based participatory health initiatives, participatory program evaluations, community-based design projects, cooperative extension work, popular education and participatory action research. If you arent sure your research should be included, feel free to contact the organizers. Presentations are intended for graduate student researchers who have a polished paper and would like to present in traditional conference format. Participants will be part of on an organized panel, and can expect their presentation to run 15-20 minutes, with a group question and answer period at end of session. Presenters will have the option of including their papers in a special graduate student engaged research journal project, to be published during the Summer of 2013. Workshops are intended for authors who are in the early or draft stages of a research project, and who want peer review on their work as it currently stands. Depending on how many folks opt for workshops, participants can expect to focus on each author's work for 25-45 minutes. Workshoppers will be expected to submit copies of their draft project at least one week prior to the event. To submit a presentation or workshop proposal, please fill out and submit our Abstract Submission form no later than midnight on Monday, April 15, 2013. There is a 200 word maximum for all abstracts submitted. Accepted proposals will be notified by the following Monday, April 22nd. Conference registration is free and open to the public, and can be completed using our online form. NonCornell Graduate Students with an interest in these topics are also strongly encouraged to submit proposals.

National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement

Special announcement! Are you interested in understanding whether or not your students vote? Are your get-out-the-vote drives on campus effective? Campus Compact is offering an outstanding opportunity for member campuses. In partnership with CIRCLE at Tufts, we are launching the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement. Best of all, no one on your campus needs to do a thing except sign a form! No surveys. No focus groups. Please participate! It couldnt be easier. For more information, please visit:

Submit Articles to the International Journal of Education for Social Justice

The International Journal of Education for Social Justice (RIEJS) is seeking articles for the autumn 2013 monographic issue on Service-Learning. RIEJS is an academic peer-reviewed publication in electronic format and open access, that is edited by the research group "School change for Social Justice" (GICE) from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain, in collaboration with the Latin American Research Network on School Improvement and School Effectiveness (RINACE). It was created in November 2010 as a tool for promoting quality research that sees education as a powerful instrument for social transformation. You may consult the call for papers at and submission guidelines at The deadline for submission of articles is September 15, 2013.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Diversifying New York Economy Through Industry/Education Partnership Innovations on Long Island
Connecting K-12, Higher Education, Community & Workforce

The 2013 STEM Diversity Summit will bring together leaders such as you from business, education, government and non-profit organizations to understand recent developments, learn from others at the state and national level, and engage in shaping solutions relevant to our region. Join the movement on Long Island to help communities connect, collaborate, and ultimately compete through the lens of STEM education.

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Time: 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM Location: Roosevelt Hall 2350 Broadhollow Road Farmingdale, NY 11735

Registration: Call 631.420.2622 For more information contact:

The Engaged Campus: Linking Student and Academic Affairs Webinar

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 2:00 - 3:00 EST Please join us for the final webinar in our "Engaged Campus" Series. This webinar will involve participants in a discussion about creating partnerships between student and academic affairs in civic engagement strategies. Drawing on the perspectives of presenters from both student and academic affairs, we will share examples of successful models, opportunities for collaboration and the outcomes of greater alignment. Presenters: Dr. Juan Franco, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Interim Executive Director, Nebraska Campus Compact, Ms. Linda Major, Director, Center for Civic Engagement, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dr. Nancy Mitchell, Director, Undergraduate Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln



WNY Roundtable on Sustainability/Community Engagement

Be a part of the newly forming WNY Sustainability in Higher Education Network
Who: Faculty, Sustainability Coordinators, Service Learning Staff, Other Interested Parties What: Networking, Presentations by faculty on projects engaging students on community sustainability issues,
Breakout sessions to share ideas and discuss logistical issues across campuses.

When: Friday, March 22, 2013, 9:00am-3:15pm Where: Daemen College

Background: In 2012, there were several state-wide meetings to discuss ways to increase sustainability education in New York and it was decided that regional meetings could be held to establish networks of faculty and staff that are involved in sustainability issues and service learning across the campuses. The lead sponsor for the Roundtable is New York Campus Compact with cooperating sponsors: The New York State Sustainability Education Working Group, The New York Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education and WNY Service Learning Coalition. We hope that this meeting is the start of developing a strong Western New York network that can be an active participant in state-wide efforts, but also engage our students in the increasing number of opportunities in our region. Faculty and students in higher education can make major contributions to current and planned initiatives with our Regional Economic Development Council, Western New York Regional Sustainability Plan and One Region Forward. Faculty Not sure how to incorporate community-based projects into your courses? Learn about successful projects and brainstorm ideas that will work for your discipline. Already have existing projects? Come share and find ways to collaborate with other campuses or community partners in regional initiatives.

Service Learning and Sustainability Staff Come meet each other and discuss ways to share resources and maximize your results. Learn from structures on other campuses and discuss ways that a regional network may help support your efforts.

*There will be tables available for displaying, so you may bring institutional or course-related materials to share with other participants. Fee: $25.00 For more information or to be kept on the mailing list for future events, contact Dr. Brenda Young,

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PKAL Summer Leadership Institute Applications Due March 27

Baca Campus of Colorado College in Crestone, Colorado Institute I: July 2328, 2013 Institute II: July 30August 4, 2013

The PKAL Summer Leadership Institute is designed for both early and mid-career STEM faculty engaged in efforts related to transforming undergraduate STEM education in their classrooms, departments, and institutions. The five-day intensive Institute provides faculty participants with the theory and practice required to act as agents of change in their home institutions or professional societies. Held in the heart of the Rocky Mountains on the Baca Campus of Colorado College in Crestone, Colorado, PKAL has been offering Summer Leadership Institutes since 1996. Since then, over 40 percent of Institute alumni have achieved positions of leadership at their home campuses. The Institute is designed around a carefully coordinated blend of theory, practice, and discussion of the politics of change and other issues of national relevance to higher education. A team of six mentors plays a key role in guiding the Institute, contributing first-hand experience in institutional change leadership at the local and national levels. Mentors work with participants during the Institute to shape a personal agenda for leadership, and to help participants conceptualize how they can implement an institutional change action plan at their institutions. If you are an early or mid-career STEM faculty member, we invite you to apply for this Institute. Alternatively, if you are a campus administrator please consider sponsoring the application of an emerging STEM leader at your campus. Many of our participant campuses have supported several members of the faculty and are thus building a team of STEM leaders ready to implement more effective and inclusive institutional transformation. Applications are due on March 27, 2013. For more information on the application process, click here. To learn more about PKAL, please visit, e-mail us at, or call us at 202.884.7439.

Call for Spotlights and Articles

Do you want to see your stories and events featured in our newsletter? Everyone involved in the work of civic engagement and community-based education has a story to tell, and New York Campus Compact is eager to help you tell yours. Every Friday, we feature the outstanding work of our member institutions in a Spotlight on Members and news articles in our newsletter. This newsletter is e-mailed to over 950 college and university presidents, service learning faculty, community service directors and civic engagement offices at our member campuses.

You may e-mail your spotlight or news article entry


PACC Assessment Workshop:

What Counts? And Why Does it Matter?

April 11, 2013 9:30 am-4 pm, Co-sponsored by Elizabethtown College and PACC Central Region

This workshop will identify approaches to align assessment and evaluation of civic engagement programs with your institutions mission. Its goals are to identify resources to: 1. 2. 3. Identify resources and opportunities to assess and evaluate Share next practices (the new best practices) Create opportunity for networking with a learning community.

Topics will address institutional mission alignment for community engagement, weaving with accreditation and assessment into your community engagement strategies, and a simulation activity which explores case studies of different university-community partnerships at various developmental stages. Registration Deadline: March 25, 2013. $40 (Campus Compact members); $60 (non Campus Compact members). Click here to register or 07:53:41.745218. Stay tuned for final program agenda. Workshop Components include: A Panel: Weaving Accreditation and Assessment Together Lina Dostilio, Duquesne University, moderator of institutional researchers: LaMont Rouse, Executive Director for Assessment, Accreditation and Compliance, Cedar Crest College; Steve Thorpe, Director of Institutional Research, Widener University. A Presentation: Community-Based Research and Student Learning Trisha Thorme, Princeton University, Director of Community-Based Learning Initiative Two Case Studies: Building a Team & Process for Planning Assessment & Evaluation



Join us for a service-learning institute for faculty with Dr. Edward Zlotkowski

Service-Learning Faculty Institute

May 3, 2013 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Onondaga Community College

6th Annual Global Service-Learning Institute

May 29 31
ILR Conference Center, Cornell University
Student Learning, Community Development: Advancing Equity and Opportunity through Fair Trade Learning Cornell University, New York Campus Compact, Amizade Global Service-Learning

Have you been thinking about teaching a service-learning course, but just havent found the motivation to (re)design a course? Whether you are faculty contemplating a community engagement project in your course, someone who has used service-learning before, or staff who works with faculty on a regular basis, this institute is for you! Dr. Zlotkowskis institute will give you what you need to effectively use service-learning pedagogy in your course. This institute will also highlight the importance of community partnership development and provide ample time for participants to draft a course outline and receive thoughtful feedback for their peers. Fee: $40 for Campus Compact members

$60 for non-members

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Diving In: Campus Compact's Institute for New Civic and Community Engagement Professionals: Registration is Open!
Take advantage of this great inclusive professional development opportunity! The cost of registration includes on-campus housing for three nights, breakfast and lunch for each of three days, dinner one evening and a copy of Campus Compact's Looking In Reaching Out publication, which will serve as a basis for the curriculum. For details on the agenda and registration, click here. We hope to see you at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX June 5-7, 2013.

The 6th annual Global Service-Learning Institute will build upon established institute strengths in global service-learning pedagogy and program development, while also integrating more explicit attention to best practices in community-based planning, community development, and movementbuilding within global service-learning. Previous institutes have highlighted encouragement of institutional teams and the opportunity to workshop global service-learning programs during the institute, along with deep collaboration, communication with, and learning from like-minded peers. This years institute will provide participants with the opportunity to further develop their global service-learning programs whether they are novice or advanced and it will also employ structured consideration of the concept of Fair Trade Learning and its associated commitments to community partners and program transparency.

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Hosted by Syracuse University with Colleges and Community Organizations in the Region Submissions Deadline: Friday, April 12
Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life's 2013 conference in Syracuse, New York, builds on our 2012 conference, Linked Fates and Futures: Communities and Campuses as Equitable Partners. Designed as a call to action, our 2013 conference invites and challenges artists and scholars of many kinds to organize and engage in a democratic revival. A revival that's prophetic rather than nostalgic, centered on the urgent work of imagining and creating a future that aligns with the deepest cultural and political ideals of a diverse people. A revival that invites and challenges campuses to be part of their communities. A revival that focuses our energy, time, and resources on positive possibilities pursued through a practical and productive politics, even while it also opens up and sustains a critical discourse about pressing public issues and problems. A revival that exemplifies and builds what Syracuse University Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor refers to as third spaces--open and public free spaces--where the work of democracy takes place. Invitation to Participate We invite educators, students, artists, cultural workers, civic leaders, policy makers, funders, other concerned citizens and community members to develop sessions that point to the many possibilities for people to be agents of progressive, democratic change, and that illuminate the potential and challenges around key movements and themes. Imagining America seeks proposals from individuals and teams that present a strategy for engaging conference participants in one or more aspects of publicly engaged art and scholarship. These themes may include but are not limited to public humanities, community cultural development, public interest design, food justice, climate change, education, incarceration and reentry, urban connectivity and sustainability, and structural change within higher education. Priority will be given to sessions that represent a range of initiatives and institutions. We strongly encourage individuals to use the proposal process as an opportunity for regional, national, and international organizing--connecting with colleagues and community partners to propose sessions that reflect diverse perspectives on a topic or theme. Imagining America staff will facilitate additional connections among proposals once they are received. All accepted presenters must be willing to work with Imagining America to ensure that the session is integrated into the fabric of the entire conference and advances the conference goals. Deadline and Dates The web portal for submitting proposals will be up on Friday, March 8. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 12. Accepted seminars will be notified by Friday, April 26. Decisions on all sessions will be made by Tuesday, May 14. For more information, visit: nA%3D%3D

2013 Imagining America National Conference October 4-6, 2013, in Syracuse, New York A Call to Action


Educating Citizens, Building Communities

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